The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 1–15

A study of \({\mathrm{b}}\bar{\mathrm{b}}\) production in e+e collisions at \(\sqrt{s}=130\) –207 GeV

Authors

  • DELPHI Collaboration
  • J. Abdallah
    • LPNHE, IN2P3-CNRSUniv. Paris VI et VII
  • P. Abreu
    • LIP, IST, FCUL
  • W. Adam
    • Institut für HochenergiephysikÖsterr. Akad. d. Wissensch.
  • P. Adzic
    • Institute of Nuclear PhysicsN.C.S.R. Demokritos
  • T. Albrecht
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • R. Alemany-Fernandez
    • CERN
  • T. Allmendinger
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • P. P. Allport
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • U. Amaldi
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniv. di Milano-Bicocca and INFN-MILANO
  • N. Amapane
    • Dipartimento di Fisica SperimentaleUniversità di Torino and INFN
  • S. Amato
    • Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • E. Anashkin
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Padova and INFN
  • A. Andreazza
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Milano and INFN-MILANO
  • S. Andringa
    • LIP, IST, FCUL
  • N. Anjos
    • LIP, IST, FCUL
  • P. Antilogus
    • LPNHE, IN2P3-CNRSUniv. Paris VI et VII
  • W-D. Apel
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • Y. Arnoud
    • Institut des Sciences Nucléaires, IN2P3-CNRSUniversité de Grenoble 1
  • S. Ask
    • CERN
  • B. Asman
    • FysikumStockholm University
  • J. E. Augustin
    • LPNHE, IN2P3-CNRSUniv. Paris VI et VII
  • A. Augustinus
    • CERN
  • P. Baillon
    • CERN
  • A. Ballestrero
    • INFN, Sezione di Torino and Dipartimento di Fisica TeoricaUniversità di Torino
  • P. Bambade
    • LALUniv Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3
  • R. Barbier
    • Université Claude Bernard de Lyon, IPNL, IN2P3-CNRS
  • D. Bardin
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • G. J. Barker
    • Now at University of Warwick
  • A. Baroncelli
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma III and INFN
  • M. Battaglia
    • CERN
  • M. Baubillier
    • LPNHE, IN2P3-CNRSUniv. Paris VI et VII
  • K-H. Becks
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • M. Begalli
    • Inst. de FísicaUniv. Estadual do Rio de Janeiro
  • A. Behrmann
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • E. Ben-Haim
    • LALUniv Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3
  • N. Benekos
    • National Technical University, Physics Department
  • A. Benvenuti
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Bologna and INFN
  • C. Berat
    • Institut des Sciences Nucléaires, IN2P3-CNRSUniversité de Grenoble 1
  • M. Berggren
    • LPNHE, IN2P3-CNRSUniv. Paris VI et VII
  • D. Bertrand
    • IIHE, ULB-VUB
  • M. Besancon
    • DAPNIA/Service de Physique des Particules
  • N. Besson
    • DAPNIA/Service de Physique des Particules
  • D. Bloch
    • Institut de Recherches SubatomiquesIN2P3-CNRS/ULP-BP20
  • M. Blom
    • NIKHEF
  • M. Bluj
    • Inst. Nuclear Studies and University of Warsaw
  • M. Bonesini
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniv. di Milano-Bicocca and INFN-MILANO
  • M. Boonekamp
    • DAPNIA/Service de Physique des Particules
  • P. S. L. Booth
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • G. Borisov
    • School of Physics and ChemistryUniversity of Lancaster
  • O. Botner
    • Department of Radiation SciencesUniversity of Uppsala
  • B. Bouquet
    • LALUniv Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3
  • T. J. V. Bowcock
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • I. Boyko
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • M. Bracko
    • J. Stefan Institute
  • R. Brenner
    • Department of Radiation SciencesUniversity of Uppsala
  • E. Brodet
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Oxford
  • P. Bruckman
    • Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN
  • J. M. Brunet
    • Collège de France, Lab. de Physique CorpusculaireIN2P3-CNRS
  • B. Buschbeck
    • Institut für HochenergiephysikÖsterr. Akad. d. Wissensch.
  • P. Buschmann
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • M. Calvi
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniv. di Milano-Bicocca and INFN-MILANO
  • T. Camporesi
    • CERN
  • V. Canale
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma II and INFN, Tor Vergata
  • F. Carena
    • CERN
  • N. Castro
    • LIP, IST, FCUL
  • F. Cavallo
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Bologna and INFN
  • M. Chapkin
    • Inst. for High Energy Physics
  • Ph. Charpentier
    • CERN
  • P. Checchia
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Padova and INFN
  • R. Chierici
    • CERN
  • P. Chliapnikov
    • Inst. for High Energy Physics
  • J. Chudoba
    • CERN
  • S. U. Chung
    • CERN
  • K. Cieslik
    • Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN
  • P. Collins
    • CERN
  • R. Contri
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Genova and INFN
  • G. Cosme
    • LALUniv Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3
  • F. Cossutti
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Trieste and INFN
  • M. J. Costa
    • IFIC, Valencia-CSIC, and D.F.A.M.N.U. de Valencia
  • D. Crennell
    • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • J. Cuevas
    • Dpto. FisicaUniv. Oviedo
  • J. D’Hondt
    • IIHE, ULB-VUB
  • T. da Silva
    • Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • W. Da Silva
    • LPNHE, IN2P3-CNRSUniv. Paris VI et VII
  • G. Della Ricca
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Trieste and INFN
  • A. De Angelis
    • Istituto di FisicaUniversità di Udine and INFN
  • W. De Boer
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • C. De Clercq
    • IIHE, ULB-VUB
  • B. De Lotto
    • Istituto di FisicaUniversità di Udine and INFN
  • N. De Maria
    • Dipartimento di Fisica SperimentaleUniversità di Torino and INFN
  • A. De Min
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Padova and INFN
  • L. de Paula
    • Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • L. Di Ciaccio
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma II and INFN, Tor Vergata
  • A. Di Simone
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma III and INFN
  • K. Doroba
    • Inst. Nuclear Studies and University of Warsaw
  • J. Drees
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • G. Eigen
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Bergen
  • T. Ekelof
    • Department of Radiation SciencesUniversity of Uppsala
  • M. Ellert
    • Department of Radiation SciencesUniversity of Uppsala
  • M. Elsing
    • CERN
  • M. C. Espirito Santo
    • LIP, IST, FCUL
  • G. Fanourakis
    • Institute of Nuclear PhysicsN.C.S.R. Demokritos
  • D. Fassouliotis
    • Physics LaboratoryUniversity of Athens
    • Institute of Nuclear PhysicsN.C.S.R. Demokritos
  • M. Feindt
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • J. Fernandez
    • Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (CSIC-UC)
  • A. Ferrer
    • IFIC, Valencia-CSIC, and D.F.A.M.N.U. de Valencia
  • F. Ferro
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Genova and INFN
  • U. Flagmeyer
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • H. Foeth
    • CERN
  • E. Fokitis
    • National Technical University, Physics Department
  • F. Fulda-Quenzer
    • LALUniv Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3
  • J. Fuster
    • IFIC, Valencia-CSIC, and D.F.A.M.N.U. de Valencia
  • M. Gandelman
    • Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • C. Garcia
    • IFIC, Valencia-CSIC, and D.F.A.M.N.U. de Valencia
  • Ph. Gavillet
    • CERN
  • E. Gazis
    • National Technical University, Physics Department
  • R. Gokieli
    • CERN
    • Inst. Nuclear Studies and University of Warsaw
  • B. Golob
    • J. Stefan Institute
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Ljubljana
  • G. Gomez-Ceballos
    • Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (CSIC-UC)
  • P. Goncalves
    • LIP, IST, FCUL
  • E. Graziani
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma III and INFN
  • G. Grosdidier
    • LALUniv Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3
  • K. Grzelak
    • Inst. Nuclear Studies and University of Warsaw
  • J. Guy
    • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • C. Haag
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • A. Hallgren
    • Department of Radiation SciencesUniversity of Uppsala
  • K. Hamacher
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • K. Hamilton
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Oxford
  • S. Haug
    • Physics DepartmentUniversity of Oslo
  • F. Hauler
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • V. Hedberg
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Lund
  • M. Hennecke
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • J. Hoffman
    • Inst. Nuclear Studies and University of Warsaw
  • S-O. Holmgren
    • FysikumStockholm University
  • P. J. Holt
    • CERN
  • M. A. Houlden
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • J. N. Jackson
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • G. Jarlskog
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Lund
  • P. Jarry
    • DAPNIA/Service de Physique des Particules
  • D. Jeans
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Oxford
  • E. K. Johansson
    • FysikumStockholm University
  • P. Jonsson
    • Université Claude Bernard de Lyon, IPNL, IN2P3-CNRS
  • C. Joram
    • CERN
  • L. Jungermann
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • F. Kapusta
    • LPNHE, IN2P3-CNRSUniv. Paris VI et VII
  • S. Katsanevas
    • Université Claude Bernard de Lyon, IPNL, IN2P3-CNRS
  • E. Katsoufis
    • National Technical University, Physics Department
  • G. Kernel
    • J. Stefan Institute
  • B. P. Kersevan
    • J. Stefan Institute
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Ljubljana
  • U. Kerzel
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • B. T. King
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • N. J. Kjaer
    • CERN
  • P. Kluit
    • NIKHEF
  • P. Kokkinias
    • Institute of Nuclear PhysicsN.C.S.R. Demokritos
  • C. Kourkoumelis
    • Physics LaboratoryUniversity of Athens
  • O. Kouznetsov
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • Z. Krumstein
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • M. Kucharczyk
    • Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN
  • J. Lamsa
    • Department of Physics and AstronomyIowa State University
  • G. Leder
    • Institut für HochenergiephysikÖsterr. Akad. d. Wissensch.
  • F. Ledroit
    • Institut des Sciences Nucléaires, IN2P3-CNRSUniversité de Grenoble 1
  • L. Leinonen
    • FysikumStockholm University
  • R. Leitner
    • IPNP of MFFCharles Univ.
  • J. Lemonne
    • IIHE, ULB-VUB
  • V. Lepeltier
    • LALUniv Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3
  • T. Lesiak
    • Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN
  • W. Liebig
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • D. Liko
    • Institut für HochenergiephysikÖsterr. Akad. d. Wissensch.
  • A. Lipniacka
    • FysikumStockholm University
  • J. H. Lopes
    • Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • J. M. Lopez
    • Dpto. FisicaUniv. Oviedo
  • D. Loukas
    • Institute of Nuclear PhysicsN.C.S.R. Demokritos
  • P. Lutz
    • DAPNIA/Service de Physique des Particules
  • L. Lyons
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Oxford
  • J. MacNaughton
    • Institut für HochenergiephysikÖsterr. Akad. d. Wissensch.
  • A. Malek
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • S. Maltezos
    • National Technical University, Physics Department
  • F. Mandl
    • Institut für HochenergiephysikÖsterr. Akad. d. Wissensch.
  • J. Marco
    • Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (CSIC-UC)
  • R. Marco
    • Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (CSIC-UC)
  • B. Marechal
    • Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • M. Margoni
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Padova and INFN
  • J-C. Marin
    • CERN
  • C. Mariotti
    • CERN
  • A. Markou
    • Institute of Nuclear PhysicsN.C.S.R. Demokritos
  • C. Martinez-Rivero
    • Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (CSIC-UC)
  • J. Masik
    • FZU, Inst. of Phys. of the C.A.S. High Energy Physics Division
  • N. Mastroyiannopoulos
    • Institute of Nuclear PhysicsN.C.S.R. Demokritos
  • F. Matorras
    • Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (CSIC-UC)
  • C. Matteuzzi
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniv. di Milano-Bicocca and INFN-MILANO
  • F. Mazzucato
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Padova and INFN
  • M. Mazzucato
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Padova and INFN
  • R. Mc Nulty
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • C. Meroni
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Milano and INFN-MILANO
  • E. Migliore
    • Dipartimento di Fisica SperimentaleUniversità di Torino and INFN
  • W. Mitaroff
    • Institut für HochenergiephysikÖsterr. Akad. d. Wissensch.
  • U. Mjoernmark
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Lund
  • T. Moa
    • FysikumStockholm University
  • M. Moch
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • K. Moenig
    • CERN
    • Now at DESY-Zeuthen
  • R. Monge
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Genova and INFN
  • J. Montenegro
    • NIKHEF
  • D. Moraes
    • Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • S. Moreno
    • LIP, IST, FCUL
  • P. Morettini
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Genova and INFN
  • U. Mueller
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • K. Muenich
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • M. Mulders
    • NIKHEF
  • L. Mundim
    • Inst. de FísicaUniv. Estadual do Rio de Janeiro
  • W. Murray
    • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • B. Muryn
    • Faculty of Physics and Nuclear TechniquesUniversity of Mining and Metallurgy
  • G. Myatt
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Oxford
  • T. Myklebust
    • Physics DepartmentUniversity of Oslo
  • M. Nassiakou
    • Institute of Nuclear PhysicsN.C.S.R. Demokritos
  • F. Navarria
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Bologna and INFN
  • K. Nawrocki
    • Inst. Nuclear Studies and University of Warsaw
  • S. Nemecek
    • FZU, Inst. of Phys. of the C.A.S. High Energy Physics Division
  • R. Nicolaidou
    • DAPNIA/Service de Physique des Particules
  • M. Nikolenko
    • Institut de Recherches SubatomiquesIN2P3-CNRS/ULP-BP20
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • A. Oblakowska-Mucha
    • Faculty of Physics and Nuclear TechniquesUniversity of Mining and Metallurgy
  • V. Obraztsov
    • Inst. for High Energy Physics
  • A. Olshevski
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • A. Onofre
    • LIP, IST, FCUL
  • R. Orava
    • Helsinki Institute of Physics and Department of Physical Sciences
  • K. Osterberg
    • Helsinki Institute of Physics and Department of Physical Sciences
  • A. Ouraou
    • DAPNIA/Service de Physique des Particules
  • A. Oyanguren
    • IFIC, Valencia-CSIC, and D.F.A.M.N.U. de Valencia
  • M. Paganoni
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniv. di Milano-Bicocca and INFN-MILANO
  • S. Paiano
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Bologna and INFN
  • J. P. Palacios
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • H. Palka
    • Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN
  • Th. D. Papadopoulou
    • National Technical University, Physics Department
  • L. Pape
    • CERN
  • C. Parkes
    • Department of Physics and Astronomy, Kelvin BuildingUniversity of Glasgow
  • F. Parodi
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Genova and INFN
  • U. Parzefall
    • CERN
  • A. Passeri
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma III and INFN
  • O. Passon
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • L. Peralta
    • LIP, IST, FCUL
  • V. Perepelitsa
    • IFIC, Valencia-CSIC, and D.F.A.M.N.U. de Valencia
  • A. Perrotta
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Bologna and INFN
  • A. Petrolini
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Genova and INFN
  • J. Piedra
    • Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (CSIC-UC)
  • L. Pieri
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma III and INFN
  • F. Pierre
    • DAPNIA/Service de Physique des Particules
  • M. Pimenta
    • LIP, IST, FCUL
  • E. Piotto
    • CERN
  • T. Podobnik
    • J. Stefan Institute
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Ljubljana
  • V. Poireau
    • CERN
  • M. E. Pol
    • Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas
  • G. Polok
    • Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN
  • V. Pozdniakov
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • N. Pukhaeva
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • A. Pullia
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniv. di Milano-Bicocca and INFN-MILANO
  • D. Radojicic
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Oxford
  • P. Rebecchi
    • CERN
  • J. Rehn
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • D. Reid
    • NIKHEF
  • R. Reinhardt
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • P. Renton
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Oxford
  • F. Richard
    • LALUniv Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3
  • J. Ridky
    • FZU, Inst. of Phys. of the C.A.S. High Energy Physics Division
  • M. Rivero
    • Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (CSIC-UC)
  • D. Rodriguez
    • Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (CSIC-UC)
  • A. Romero
    • Dipartimento di Fisica SperimentaleUniversità di Torino and INFN
  • P. Ronchese
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Padova and INFN
  • P. Roudeau
    • LALUniv Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3
  • T. Rovelli
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Bologna and INFN
  • V. Ruhlmann-Kleider
    • DAPNIA/Service de Physique des Particules
  • D. Ryabtchikov
    • Inst. for High Energy Physics
  • A. Sadovsky
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • L. Salmi
    • Helsinki Institute of Physics and Department of Physical Sciences
  • J. Salt
    • IFIC, Valencia-CSIC, and D.F.A.M.N.U. de Valencia
  • C. Sander
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • A. Savoy-Navarro
    • LPNHE, IN2P3-CNRSUniv. Paris VI et VII
  • U. Schwickerath
    • CERN
  • R. Sekulin
    • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • M. Siebel
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • A. Sisakian
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • G. Smadja
    • Université Claude Bernard de Lyon, IPNL, IN2P3-CNRS
  • O. Smirnova
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Lund
  • A. Sokolov
    • Inst. for High Energy Physics
  • A. Sopczak
    • School of Physics and ChemistryUniversity of Lancaster
  • R. Sosnowski
    • Inst. Nuclear Studies and University of Warsaw
  • T. Spassov
    • CERN
  • M. Stanitzki
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • A. Stocchi
    • LALUniv Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3
  • J. Strauss
    • Institut für HochenergiephysikÖsterr. Akad. d. Wissensch.
  • B. Stugu
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Bergen
  • M. Szczekowski
    • Inst. Nuclear Studies and University of Warsaw
  • M. Szeptycka
    • Inst. Nuclear Studies and University of Warsaw
  • T. Szumlak
    • Faculty of Physics and Nuclear TechniquesUniversity of Mining and Metallurgy
  • T. Tabarelli
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniv. di Milano-Bicocca and INFN-MILANO
  • F. Tegenfeldt
    • Department of Radiation SciencesUniversity of Uppsala
  • L. Tkatchev
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • M. Tobin
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • S. Todorovova
    • FZU, Inst. of Phys. of the C.A.S. High Energy Physics Division
  • B. Tome
    • LIP, IST, FCUL
  • A. Tonazzo
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniv. di Milano-Bicocca and INFN-MILANO
  • P. Tortosa
    • IFIC, Valencia-CSIC, and D.F.A.M.N.U. de Valencia
  • P. Travnicek
    • FZU, Inst. of Phys. of the C.A.S. High Energy Physics Division
  • D. Treille
    • CERN
  • G. Tristram
    • Collège de France, Lab. de Physique CorpusculaireIN2P3-CNRS
  • M. Trochimczuk
    • Inst. Nuclear Studies and University of Warsaw
  • C. Troncon
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Milano and INFN-MILANO
  • M-L. Turluer
    • DAPNIA/Service de Physique des Particules
  • I. A. Tyapkin
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • P. Tyapkin
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • S. Tzamarias
    • Institute of Nuclear PhysicsN.C.S.R. Demokritos
  • V. Uvarov
    • Inst. for High Energy Physics
  • G. Valenti
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Bologna and INFN
  • P. Van Dam
    • NIKHEF
  • J. Van Eldik
    • CERN
  • N. van Remortel
    • Physics DepartmentUniversiteit Antwerpen
  • I. Van Vulpen
    • CERN
  • G. Vegni
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Milano and INFN-MILANO
  • F. Veloso
    • LIP, IST, FCUL
  • W. Venus
    • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • P. Verdier
    • Université Claude Bernard de Lyon, IPNL, IN2P3-CNRS
  • V. Verzi
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma II and INFN, Tor Vergata
  • D. Vilanova
    • DAPNIA/Service de Physique des Particules
  • L. Vitale
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Trieste and INFN
  • V. Vrba
    • FZU, Inst. of Phys. of the C.A.S. High Energy Physics Division
  • H. Wahlen
    • Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of Wuppertal
  • A. J. Washbrook
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • C. Weiser
    • Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität Karlsruhe
  • D. Wicke
    • CERN
  • J. Wickens
    • IIHE, ULB-VUB
  • G. Wilkinson
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Oxford
  • M. Winter
    • Institut de Recherches SubatomiquesIN2P3-CNRS/ULP-BP20
  • M. Witek
    • Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN
  • O. Yushchenko
    • Inst. for High Energy Physics
  • A. Zalewska
    • Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN
  • P. Zalewski
    • Inst. Nuclear Studies and University of Warsaw
  • D. Zavrtanik
    • Laboratory for Astroparticle PhysicsUniversity of Nova Gorica
  • V. Zhuravlov
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • N. I. Zimin
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • A. Zintchenko
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • M. Zupan
    • Institute of Nuclear PhysicsN.C.S.R. Demokritos
Open AccessRegular Article - Experimental Physics

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-009-0917-2

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DELPHI Collaboration, Abdallah, J., Abreu, P. et al. Eur. Phys. J. C (2009) 60: 1. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-009-0917-2

Abstract

Measurements are presented of Rb, the ratio of the \({\mathrm{b}}\bar{\mathrm{b}}\) cross-section to the \({\mathrm{q}}\bar{\mathrm{q}}\) cross-section in e+e collisions, and the forward-backward asymmetry AFBb at twelve energy points in the range \(\sqrt{s}=130\) –207 GeV. These results are found to be consistent with the Standard Model expectations. The measurements are used to set limits on new physics scenarios involving contact interactions.

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